A Picture Story

New Project: Mel’s Antique chair. One of the most unique features of antique chairs is the many hours of work spent on their creation. Antique chairs were specially handcrafted, increasing their style appeal & longevity.

1 before RF2

Ravaged base and chipped mahogany legs and damaged joints

2 before RF3

This 1800’s circa chair has been in Mel’s family for only a few years but she intends turning them into heirlooms.

3 before RF

While some restoration projects may just need a few simple fixes, others could wind up costing more and are time-consuming.

4 old covers off RF

The first real step in any restoration process is to disassemble the chair.

This step must be done gently as possible as to avoid any unnecessary stress or damage.

5 damaged RF2

After disassembly, it is necessary to collect any pieces and replace anything rotted or damaged.

6 disassembled RF

Reassembling the pieces using any nails or screws that were saved wherever possible to retain the originality of the chair. Glue and reattach the pieces together.

7 clamp and glue RF

Renowned always makes sure to go over every piece carefully to keep its value & character.

8 reassembled RF2

Like most antiques a well-kept chair will increase in value as years pass.

9 first coat RF

Our very own Brian adding some finishing touches and coating!

10-2nd-coatcopy

As long as these chairs are treated with the care they deserve, maintenance will not be a problem. We’re almost done with this one!

11 frame finish copy

And here’s the finished product!

Mel chair 2

Lovely, isn’t it?

mel chair combo copy